The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 44 35 26
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.98% 3.16% 4.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.59% 13.27% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£180 £147 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.24% -29.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £147 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £147 £266
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £188 £225
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
Average hourly rate £12.85 £13.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% -8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £12.30 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £18.70 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-0.18% -5.26%
Windows XP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
145 113 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 26.08% 23.79% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 54 43
Average daily rate £306 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £27.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxfordshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxfordshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +3 6 £133 - 1
Bicester - - - - 1
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) Active Directory
2 25 (67.57%) Windows 7
3 15 (40.54%) MS Office
4 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
5 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
6 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
6 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (13.51%) DHCP
8 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
8 5 (13.51%) DNS
8 5 (13.51%) ITIL
9 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
9 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
9 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (10.81%) SCCM
10 3 (8.11%) Infor
10 3 (8.11%) Mac OS
10 3 (8.11%) HP
10 3 (8.11%) VMware
10 3 (8.11%) NetBackup
10 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
11 2 (5.41%) Finance
11 2 (5.41%) NHS
11 2 (5.41%) Wireless
11 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (5.41%) Degree
11 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) MS Office
2 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) DHCP
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
1 5 (13.51%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) Wireless
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) VPN
3 1 (2.70%) VoIP
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Desktop Support
2 10 (27.03%) Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) Support Engineer
4 8 (21.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (18.92%) Support Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) IT Support
6 5 (13.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) Service Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Desktop Analyst
10 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 1 (2.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Server Support
10 1 (2.70%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.41%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) DTV
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) Windows 7
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
6 3 (8.11%) Mac OS
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.41%) Linux
7 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.41%) Android
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) ITIL
2 1 (2.70%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
2 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
2 1 (2.70%) Service Management
2 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (67.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) NetBackup
2 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Infor
2 3 (8.11%) HP
2 3 (8.11%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Apple
3 1 (2.70%) Symantec
3 1 (2.70%) Remedy